Housing plans could get Gedling go-ahead

Pictured is land at North Papplewick Lane where a proposal of 600 houses are to be built.

Pictured is land at North Papplewick Lane where a proposal of 600 houses are to be built.

Plans for a controversial large scale development on the edge of Hucknall could get the go-ahead next week from Gedling councillors.

A planning meeting is due to take place at Gedling Council’s offices in Arnold on Wednesday 9th July at 6pm with recommendation by officers to support the application and grant outline permission.

The plans are for the north of Papplewick Lane, Linby, on land owned by the Co-operative Estates to build 300 homes as well as a school and community facilities.

The application has received many objections from residents and campaign group, Brownfield First and both Papplewick and Linby parish councils.

Spokesman for the group, Denise Ireland, said she was dismayed that the plans had been recommended for approval despite their concerns.

“Our real concerns lie with the impact on Hucknall with regards to schools and GP surgeries,” said Denise. “There is also a risk of flooding on nearby homes such as Warp Mill.

“Also, none of our fears have been alleviated regarding the extra traffic this will cause through the villages, Papplewick Lane and the nearby Vaughan Estate. There has been a proposal to add a raised plateau at the Griffin’s Head junction which does nothing to alleviate the volume of traffic or the impact it will have on local residents from a noise point of view. It is a very sad day indeed.”

Sherwood MP Mark Spencer added: “There are plenty of brownfield sites in Gedling houses could be built on but Gedling want to dump their houses on our doorstep.”




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